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Hellocomputer turns 10

Ten years ago, a start-up called Hellocomputer was created. The belief was simple: digital would become an indispensable part of consumer’s lifestyles.


Lowe + Partners SA — Lowe flying with 14 new business wins

Lowe + Partners SA has enjoyed 14 new business wins over the past four months. This latest growth comprises projects from six new clients, as well as competitive pitches for work on existing clients such as Nestlé, Adcock Ingram and Unilever.


Lebogang Rasethaba’s new short film celebrates Soweto Marathon

Arcade Content’s Lebogang Rasethaba co-directed A New Belief: The People’s Race with German Stephan Wever. The inspiring short film celebrates the Nike Soweto Marathon, which returned last November after skipping a year in 2013 for the first time since it began in 1992.


“Salon Party” TVC promotes male circumcision

Brothers for Life, a brand of the Center for Communication Impact (CCI), recently launched The #MMCZing campaign with the intention of breaking the convention of males speaking to males around the topic of circumcision.


Hero plugs into the global code market

Full-service South African marketing agency, Hero has announced the launch of its new company, Hero Plugins. The business takes it place alongside Hero Films, launched in 2014, in a suite of independent companies with Hero as the majority shareholder.


Isobar & Carat SSA win Bronze at the Global Dentsu Aegis Network Innovation awards

Dentsu Aegis Network Sub-Saharan Africa is excited to announce that both network brands, Carat Division and Isobar, have won bronze at the Global Dentsu Aegis Network Innovation Awards for Best Use of the Dentsu Aegis Network Operating Model.


SAMAs give Kyle Lewis the perfect birthday present

After winning Best Music Video at last year’s South African Music Awards (SAMAs), Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis is again one of the five nominees for this year’s prize. He’s up for In Defence of My Art, Tumi’s music video featuring Reason and Ziyon.


iProspect SA wins gold at the Dentsu Aegis Network Global Innovation Awards

iProspect is thrilled to announce that it has won the Gold Award for Best Use of Branded Content for the Mercedes-Benz GLA Adventure campaign at the Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) Innovation Awards.


Vizeum SA retains BMW & wins MINI South Africa account

Following an integrated and competitive pitch process, BMW Group South Africa has reappointed Vizeum as its media strategy, planning and buying agency for its above-the-line and digital communication business. However, for the new contract period, Vizeum has also been appointed the media strategy, planning and buying agency for MINI South Africa.


FCB Paris sends 1st creative into space

At FCB Paris, we want to conquer new territories. With limitless ambition we’re ready to meet new challenges, determined to go further and to take you there with us. How? By following the crazy idea to send the first advertising creative into space with more than 36,000 balloons.


Careers24 ad directed by Terence Neale features at Creative Circle Awards

The Careers24 three-part campaign for Ogilvy Cape Town directed by Terence Neale of Egg Films has featured in the top three best spots in Ad of the month as voted for by creatives in the industry. This follows its popularity on Ad of the Week for Marklives along with the campaign becoming a conversation starter on social media.


Dani Hynes of Egg Films embraces the spirit of ubuntu that NIVEA ‘Care is Beautiful’ embraces

After an incredibly busy stint, Dani Hynes’s last project was a real heart and soul campaign which involved the community, whilst also helping to improve their lives. This aptly demonstrates what the NIVEA Care is Beautiful initiative is all about.


Dan Wieden: An inspiration after our own hearts

Design Indaba 2015 saw an entire camp of 34’ers walk through its Simulcast doors over three days of extraordinary talks. For us, importance lay in not only exposing our creative team to inspiration, but allowing our strat, client service, traffic, front-of-house, and internship teams to be exposed as well.


Promise achieves Level 2 BBBEE rating

The efforts of the past year have seen Promise improve its BBBEE rating to a highly competitive Level 2.


Y&R’s consumer insight and media offering is Joekels’ cup of tea

Y&R South Africa’s Durban office was recently awarded the entire media portfolio for existing ATL client, Joekels Tea Packers, and serves as another business showpiece for the agency’s blossoming strategic media offering.


Stepping away from Mac to #MAKECHANGE — Jupiter’s simple approach has massive impact

#MAKECHANGE – not just the theme for the 2015 Design Indaba but also a call to action. This year we asked everyone to take matters into their own hands to help someone or change something for the better. The Jupiter Drawing Room (Cape Town) set out to create a campaign that inspires people, but in a way that appears simple enough to make it doable.


Promise Digital wins Brutal Fruit

SABMiller has appointed Promise Digital as Brutal Fruit’s sole digital agency, effective 1st April, 2015. Promise has been servicing the print, trade marketing and BTL needs of the brand for the past two years.


Hero: Old Mutual — the real customer revolution

Hero was charged with the task of revitalizing the Old Mutual Retail Affluent division’s annual 5-day, 5-cities roadshow for its intermediaries. The objectives of the event are to inspire the intermediaries; reinforce Old Mutual’s commitment to support them, launch new products and promote customer-centricity.


Hellocomputer scoops four Bookmarks

The 7th annual IAB Bookmark Awards ceremony took place at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, late last week and Hellocomputer is incredibly proud of its team and its accomplishments at the 2015 awards.


Ignite Joe Public continues a growing partnership with Knorr

After specialist below-the-line agency, Ignite Joe Public, succeeded in a 2014 win of Knorr Soup, the agency continues to pioneer exciting new ideas into the Knorr business, and this year it’s with Knorr Salad Dressings. The team was awarded the business in January 2015 after an inspiring thinking presentation that wowed the new client.


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